Navigating sector scenarios for net-zero target setting

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Claudia Florowski, Net Zero Sector Pathways and Engagement Lead, UNEP FI

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There has been a pivotal shift in the financial industry, which has broken down silos between finance and science. Over 650 financial institutions have committed to shift their loan books and investment portfolios to achieve net zero emissions. Tens of thousands more are assessing the climate impact on and of their investments. To do so, financial institutions are navigating a complex environment of different climate scenarios and supporting tools. To support financial institutions—IIASA, PIK and UNEP FI—have joined forces to map some of the most widely used net-zero scenarios. The mapping includes the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) NZE2050, the One Earth Climate Model (OECM) and the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)'s Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs). In this webinar, leading climate modelers and tool developers will discuss how their work can be insightful to banks, investors, and insurers. The audience will have the opportunity to ask the scenario developers questions on model assumptions and use cases. Speakers: - Bas van Ruijven (IIASA), - Jerome HILAIRE (IEA), - Jesica Andrews (UNEP FI), - Oliver Richters (PIK), - Shafaq Ashraf (Transition Pathways Initiative/LSE), and - Sven Teske (UTS).
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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 240 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by facilitating country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.